A few days ago I listed the most traded stock options last week on Euronext. For several years, the German rival derivatives exchange Eurex has tried to capture market share from Amsterdam. While it never has been a cut throat threat to Euronext, mainly due to retail investors kept at the Dutch home market by their brokers, Eurex never gave up and in some option classes it it participating for over 20%.

I’ve collected the list of the volume on Dutch stock options traded last week, and compared with the traded volume in Amsterdam. Especially in Mittal, Unilever, ING and Philips the relative volume of Eurex is very reasonable. In 2011, or perhaps in 2012, the Dutch options will be scattered around at more exchanges – as TOM trading will be a serious contender.

Stock Euronext Eurex Eurex %
AIR FRANCE 1.819 518 22%
TNT N.V. 8.488 1946 19%
ARCELOR MITTAL 168.256 34553 17%
REED ELSEVIER N.V. 6.665 1249 16%
UNILEVER 60.568 10214 14%
AEGON 57.903 9417 14%
ING 231.688 37513 14%
PHILIPS 94.568 15016 14%
HEINEKEN 7.038 934 12%
SBM OFFSHORE NV 5.991 704 11%
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL 171.074 19497 10%
WOLTERS-KLUWER 4.929 415 8%
RANDSTAD 8.975 614 6%
AKZO NOBEL 20.868 1403 6%
ASM LITHOGRAPHY 33.719 2008 6%
KONINKLIJKE DSM N.V 14.422 721 5%
AHOLD 43.396 2038 4%
FUGRO 6.975 223 3%
TOM TOM 26.497 806 3%

(I stand corrected, percentages fixed)

Jack
Jack